U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has asked Federal Highway Administration Chief Counsel Karen J. Hedlund to serve as Chief Counsel of the Federal Railroad Administration, effective June 29.
Hedlund moves to FRA to help advance DOT's new high-speed and intercity rail development program, one of the Obama Administration's signature initiatives with more than $10 billion already appropriated. During her tenure at FHWA starting in 2009, Hedlund helped implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including new investments in highway, intermodal and freight rail facilities. Hedlund has 35 years of experience in transportation and is recognized nationally for her expertise in structuring public-private partnerships.
All of us at Nossaman congratulate our former partner Karen Hedlund on her new appointment.
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